Thursday, November 27, 2014

Back This Kickstarter If You Want To Hear More Women's Voices in Tech!

Mass Innovation Nights

Hi folks,

First off: my apologies for falling behind on my blog.

I've been super busy blogging and tweeting and posting for Splitzee, the startup I joined in September. It's been a whirlwind, but all the blood, sweat, and tears are worth it because we provide a truly amazing service: the ability to easily and securely split the cost of buying things as a group. If you haven't tried it yet (and if I haven't talked your ear off about it yet), please check it out.

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Second: I want to share this very important Kickstarter campaign for Innovation Women.

If you're in the greater Boston startup scene, you're doubtless familiar with Bobbie Carlton's Mass Innovation Nights, a labor of love that provides a monthly product launch opportunity to generate buzz for local startups.

In response to the dismal ratio of women represented on boards and top leadership of venture-backed companies, Bobbie is launching Innovation Women.

Innovation Women is an online database of female tech and entrepreneurial professionals. It will be searchable by event managers who are seeking diverse voices on their panels. The idea is that if we see more women in the spotlight speaking publicly, getting press, and acting as role models, we can start to shift the gender ratio in the industry.

The Kickstarter campaign just launched this week, and it has 26 days left to reach its $22K goal.

If you want to see more women represented in public events, speaking about their experiences in tech and startup life, here are some things you can do to help:

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